Get rid of these fucking bums!!

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NOVEMBER 04, 2013 NEWS » CITYDESK

ACLU Sues City of Boise Over Anti-Panhandling Ordinance
“The three members of the City Council who voted in favor of the ordinance are getting today exactly what they voted for—a federal lawsuit.”
By George Prentice @georgepren

The process is very simple. The issue is anything but.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on November 4, process server Tony Roque took a number and waited in line in the lobby of Boise City Hall. When his number was called, he stepped up to a window where a representative of the City Clerk’s office was seated and Roque handed the representative a 19-page document.

And with that, the City of Boise was served.

The ACLU of Idaho officially launched a federal lawsuit this morning, arguing that the city’s recently-passed anti-panhandling ordinance was in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“The ACLU specifically warned the Boise City Council that this ordinance was unconstitutional,” said ACLU of Idaho legal director Ritchie Eppink, who added that the suit was a “clarion call.”

“This lawsuit should come as no surprise to anyone and especially not the city,” said Eppink.

After listening to hours of public testimony, overwhelmingly opposed to the ordinance, the Boise City Council voted 3-1 in favor of the measure which prohibits solicitation for donations colored by intimidation, obstruction of right-of-way or repeated attempted at solicitation after a negative response.

Voting in favor of the measure were Council President Maryanne Jordan and Council Members Ben Quintana and T.J. Thomson. The only Council Member voting against the ordinance was Lauren McLean.

Boise Weekly asked Eppink about the significance of launching the lawsuit one day before Election Day when Jordan, Quintana and Thomson would be running for reelection.

“A lot of issues wrapped up in this case are directly relevant to issues going on in the city and the city council election,” said Eppink. “All three city council members who voted in favor of this ordinance are, coincidentally, the three who will be standing for election tomorrow. These issues are something that, hopefully, everyone in the City of Boise should be keeping in mind before going to the polls tomorrow.”

As early as June, the ACLU of Idaho was telling Boise Weekly that it was prepared to launch a legal challenge if the ordinance was passed (BW, News, “Out of the Panhandle, Into the Fire,” June 5, 2013).

“The three members of the City Council who voted in favor of the ordinance are getting today exactly what they voted for—a federal lawsuit,” said Erika Birch, ACLU of Idaho board member. “The ordinance criminalizes certain speech and expression and specifically restricts words that a person can use in the City of Boise, particularly in the downtown core area. It goes too far and violates constitutionally-protect speech.”

In statement from the office of Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, spokesman Adam Park wrote, “The ordinance was carefully crafted to prevent aggressive solicitation while still ensuring the protection of all citizens’ speech. The City will defend the ordinance and is confident it will withstand this legal challenge.”

Ritchie Eppink, legal director of ACLU of Idaho, announces lawsuit against City of Boise on steps of City Hall.
GEORGE PRENTICE
Ritchie Eppink, legal director of ACLU of Idaho, announces lawsuit against City of Boise on steps of City Hall.

-Yeah, congrats ACLU for supporting a lazy motherfucker’s right to accost a taxpayer and to further his fucking ‘right’ to eventually pass out drunk on said taxpayers lawn and have the owner get sued for running this reprobate asshole off! AWESOME! A testament to making ALL of the wrong choices and getting rewarded for them! Boise is beautiful and Portland, OR is infested with nere do well asshole homeless pieces of shit panhandling at all fucking corners of the city! Fuck that for the future here! Does anyone still believe in hard work and making your own way? Or does everybody feel sorry for the flotsam shitbags of society who should be forced to make the right choices?

Fuck the ACLU and fuck those who feel responsible and sorry for the bums that blight our cities! These weak links would be the first to die in a zombie apocalypse because they are unmotivated superfluous shitpiles! Support your middle class and educate to prevent poverty! If you reject an education or a vocation, then you deserve to be where you are and if you are a bum who is able, then you don’t deserve fucking shit you worthless asshole!!

Dig THIS science deniers!!

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It is true that Modern Smart phones have much more Computing power when compared to Apollo mission computers but computing power alone is insufficient to put your experimental rocket in space. You need to find a way to integrate all the rocket’s other control and sensory systems to your smartphone which is sadly not possible.  In addition, you would also need to do away with all the flashy GUI based apps which would  otherwise be heavily taxing the processor just to provide that rich user interface instead of helping out your rocket.

And of course, you would also need to be super genius – say to the level of an expert rocket scientist and a super pro computer programmer combined.
I guess we’ll have to grow brains all over our bodies first for that!

More Duggar hijinks!

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Josh Duggar after Ashley Madison hack: ‘I have been the biggest hypocrite ever’
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By Dana Ford, CNN
Updated 10:46 AM ET, Fri August 21, 2015 | Video Source: CNN

(CNN)Reality TV star Josh Duggar is apologizing after being outed as one of the 32 million people who used the cheating website Ashley Madison.

Hackers stole customers’ information from the website and released it to the public this week, exposing something Duggar tried to keep secret.

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife,” Duggar said in a statement Thursday.

The Duggar family

He did not specifically address Ashley Madison in his statement, which was issued in the wake of the hackers’ data dump and later modified to omit the reference to pornography.

“I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust,” Duggar said.

Earlier this year, Duggar was forced to apologize after reports emerged alleging he molested girls as a teenager, including his sisters. He said then that he “acted inexcusably.”

Duggar, 27, is the oldest of the children who appeared on TLC’s hit show “19 Kids and Counting.” The show has since been canceled.

According to an analysis from the cybersecurity company Trustify, Duggar paid Ashley Madison some $986 between 2012 and 2015. He used the name, josh_the_man, and described himself as an “attached male seeking female,” according to the analysis.

Duggar reportedly listed some of his desires as: conventional sex, experimenting with sex toys and one-night stands. He listed travel and photography as personal interests. He said he was turned on by professional, confident women who dislike routine and have a secret love nest.

Reality star Josh Duggar: ‘I acted inexcusably’ 01:00
“As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example,” Duggar said in his Thursday statement. “I humbly ask for your forgiveness.”

The Duggars are known for being devout Christians who don’t believe in practicing birth control and whose children follow strict courtship rules.

Ashley Madison, which is owned by Avid Life Media, is designed to help married people cheat on their spouses. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.”

CNN’s Steve Almasy and Laurie Segall contributed to this report.

Again, we are assailed with more inappropriate behavior by science-denying home schooled revisionist historians. The Lord their God sure dwelt in them to elevate their oldest son to the pinnacle of purity as evidenced by how these assholes bragged about their ultra-conservative hate-mongering as though it were legitimate, and scoffed at those who were actually being honest and forthright in their lives. 

The Duggars have had to learn some hard life lessons about how their throwback myth worship has completely degraded their family foundation and called everything that they have espoused into question. I can only shake my head in wonderment as to how the sheeple of America could elevate these idiots to a top rated show on a popular network, and be so oblivious as to the stupidity of what they believed in! These idiots believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old for Christ sake! Jim Bob,(oh my fucking god, Jim Bob! What kind of fucking name is that?), was actually present at the prison release of the tax criminal Kent Hovind who is one of the biggest science deniers around along with his idiot son Eric!

I wouldn’t send this asshole toilet paper if he was wiping his ass with his fingers let alone be seen with this crackpot! Finally, the truth revealed about these people and the damage that their Quiverfull bullshit causes when taught as fact! It is high time that the Duggars, as well as their poisonous teachings, fall out of the limelight before they damage any more people into believing in extreme mythology. 

WTF

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Television personality Kim Kardashian West, left, poses with her husband, Kanye West, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country!" she <a href="https://instagram.com/p/6EUJcIuSw9/" target="_blank">wrote on Instagram</a> on Thursday, August 6.

-REALLY! Posing with these two irrelevant idiots is gonna make me want to vote for your stupid corporate ass? REALLY?! Fuck you corporate Clinton AND your celebrity endorsements by privileged do-nothing, know-it-all Hollywood assholes! Give me a middle to upper middle class person who comes from working class America and I’m in! How do these puppets of the 1% know what a common person needs, and what does a right-wing rich asshole care about what would make MY life easier? Fuck the Bush’s AND the Clintons!

Oh, and FUCK those untalented asshole Kartrashians! 90% of people are followers and vacuous idiots, hence the popularity of idiots who don’t contribute to humanity!

Closer to sanity…….

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Paid parental leave is a right, not a favor
By Elaine Eisenman
Updated 1:53 PM ET, Fri August 7, 2015
Maternity leave madness

Netflix announced Tuesday it will offer up to one year of paid parental leave for employees
Elaine Eisenman: More companies need to offer paid leave and see it as a “right,” not a “favor”

Elaine Eisenman is the dean of executive and enterprise education at Babson College and manages the Babson Executive Conference Center. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.

(CNN)In expanding paid parental leave this week, Netflix rises to the top of a relatively small number of major companies that provide substantial benefits for employees who are raising families. This is great news for their employees, and a sad reminder of the situation that about 87% of parents face.

Netflix announced Tuesday that its employees will have up to one year of unlimited, paid parental leave following childbirth, excluding the company’s DVD division. (Microsoft has already followed suit, disclosing Wednesday that it will add eight weeks of paid parental leave to its current policy, beginning in November.)
Elaine Eisenman
Full disclosure: As a mother of three and a soon-to-be first-time grandmother, I am biased and passionate about this topic. My pregnant daughter is a consultant with an engineering firm that, like the majority of employers in this country, simply follows federal requirements when it comes to parental leave policies.

When she asked her firm for a copy of its maternity leave policy, it sent her the Family and Medical Leave Act policy, which is federal government-mandated and provides 12 weeks of unpaid leave. FMLA can be combined with her short-term disability benefit, which will pay 66% of her salary for whatever amount of time is approved for her to recover from labor (typically six to eight weeks). The remainder of the 12 weeks allowed under FMLA will be unpaid.

Herein lies the issue: Many companies believe that they have a generous parental leave policy when, in fact, they are simply complying with the law and not truly investing in their employees’ well-being after their children’s births. Incredibly, the U.S. is the only country in the developed world that does not require employers to provide paid maternity leave. (Paid paternity leave, on the other hand, is less common globally.)

Indeed, according to the U.N. International Labor Organization’s “Maternity and Paternity at Work” report, this country and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world without paid maternity leave.

Our young, working parents struggle to afford to do the best for themselves and their families, but their choices are constrained. They must choose between paying the bills (which are even higher with the new family addition) and staying home long enough to recuperate from childbirth and bond with their infant during those critical early months.

As a business school dean and former executive, I fully understand the challenges that companies have in addressing this conflict — and the smaller the company, the greater the challenge. This challenge becomes more acute when one considers that companies such as Netflix, as well as the growing number of other companies that offer substantial parental leave, will ultimately win the talent wars for bright, innovative and committed young people.

As Netflix’s chief talent officer Tawni Cranz wisely noted, “Netflix’s continued success hinges on us competing for and keeping the most talented individuals in their field. Experience shows people perform better at work when they’re not worrying about home.”

This is a simple equation: Talented people — both men and women — stay in jobs where they feel their needs are understood and their employer is committed to doing the best it can to ensure they can contribute at the highest level.

Companies such as my daughter’s current employer will say they cannot afford paid leave (as they are a small company) and are reliant on the revenue produced through the billable hours of their consultants’ work. One must ask, however: Isn’t the cost of ultimately losing and replacing talented employees who can and will move to companies with family-supportive policies even more expensive?

We know that families need support, and that new, small and emerging businesses clearly cannot afford to match Netflix’s offer. Covering a talented employee’s salary while he or she is on leave for four or more months — let alone a year — is more than the annual profits of many small businesses.

But the challenge is not all or nothing, or one year of unlimited paid leave versus FMLA only. Finding a workable and affordable middle ground is essential. The solutions are neither easy nor obvious, but it is critically important that we ask the right questions and be expansive in our thinking about how best to address this need.

The bottom line is that creating paid parental leave is not simply the “nice” thing to do, but rather the “right” thing to do from both a business and a family values perspective. From a business perspective, the return on investment in building employee commitment and productivity is truly priceless.

It is time for all employers to realize that companies such as Netflix aren’t simply generous. Rather, they are shrewd in redefining the competitive playing field for talent. In truth, the only unbeatable point of differentiation in the marketplace is talented people, and talented people flock to companies that support their goals, both professionally and personally.

Paid parental leave may well become a cornerstone of business success. The question, then, is how to develop both policy and practices that can and do simultaneously support family and work needs. Creating realistic solutions to these challenges is essential for all businesses, big and small

-Most modern nations offer maternity leave of 6 months to a year and that’s pretty damn cool in my opinion. Those nations also have major job protection in the event of injury as well. They also do not have privatized prisons recycling minimal offense offenders through the system until they cannot even get employment due to a criminal record. These nations also do not trap people in an endless cycle of welfare because they subsidize college and have higher educational standards in primary and high school! Colleges would no longer be driven to sell worthless degrees that could not be applied, THAT could also be written into policy!

Of course, they still ARE far to the left of Hillary Clinton and aren’t working the true prison scumbags to their potential. Those idiots could provide nations with a nice little work force that they could provide with 3 hots and a cot and nothing else, no cable TV, no pay and no weight room, just hard labor. 

The point is is that a strong primary education followed by a strong subsidized college education would elevate the intelligence level of the general populace and deter more crime and poverty. Those who refuse to educate or work for a welfare check would receive nothing. As you know by now, I would also legislate birth and do away with the notion that it is a ‘right’ to have kids. It is not, it is only a right if you are emotionally and financially ready to take on that RESPONSIBILITY.

In short, maternity leave is a good start as long as it doesn’t extend to minimum wage jobs. People need to get it back into their tiny brains that minimum wage was NEVER meant to raise a family on!